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New research shows two-thirds of Americans won't spend more than $50 per month for mobile data

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:29

Research group Parks Associates recent research shows most Americans are unwilling to spend more than $50 a month on mobile data. The results could make carriers' new tiered data plans a tough sell to consumers...

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posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:32 2

1. dsDoan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

"how much would you pay for a carrier who would offer unlimited data with no strings attached?"

$30 /month

Although, you will never get "no strings attached."

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:19

2. jvtran19 (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

You know what if they didn't require data plans and just sell the phone it won't put strain on the cellular network. Dumb At&t and Verizon, Tmobile is poor at least they don't charger extra for going over 2gb.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 10:29 2

3. fleanote (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Jan 2011)

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. We (the consumer) control the pricing in the market we just haven't caught on. There is absolutely no need for 4G pricing to be tiered and as expensive as it is. I know these guys paid $X billion for the spectrum and need to turn a profit, but these schemes are ridiculous. 3G became an unlimited option when development of 4G was beginning. 4G will turn to unlimited plans when 5G appears. Stop drinking their 4G pricing Kool-Aid, just get a lesser phone on an unlimited 3G plan and the carriers will wake up.

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 13:58

4. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Interesting that the article didn't mention Sprint who has unlimited no strings attached data.

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